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Type(s)
Type Grass  Type Poison
Species Mushroom Pokémon
Abilities Effect Spore
Regenerator (DW)
Pokédex
Escavalier ← 590 → Amoonguss
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 096/161 Mountain Kalos 053
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Amoonguss
Foongus
590
タマゲタケ Tamagetake
590Foongus
Generation V
Evolutionary Line
590591
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
2.2 lbs. 1.0 kg 0'08" 0.2 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
White Grass
Body Style Footprint
Body04
F590
Cry

Foongus (Japanese: タマゲタケ Tamagetake) is a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Foongus is a small Pokémon that resembles a mushroom. The pattern at top of the mushroom resembles like a PokéBall. It has a white stem with stubby arms sprouting from it. On its stem is its tiny face, with small black eyes and a mouth with large pink lips.

Evolution

Foongus evolves into Amoonguss at level 39.

Game Info

Game Locations

Foongus Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Black/White Route 6, 7, 10 Common
X/Y 15, Kalos Route 16, 20, Pokemon Village Unknown
OR/AS Trade None


Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
Black
It lures people in with its Poké Ball pattern, then releases poison spores. Why it resembles a Poké Ball is unknown.
White
For some reason, this Pokémon resembles a Poké Ball. They release poison spores to repel those who try to catch them.
Black 2
It lures Pokémon with its pattern that looks just like a Poké Ball then releases poison spores.
White 2
It lures Pokémon with its pattern that looks just like a Poké Ball then releases poison spores.
X
It lures people in with its Poké Ball pattern, then releases poison spores. Why it resembles a Poké Ball is unknown.
Y
It lures Pokémon with its pattern that looks just like a Poké Ball then releases poison spores.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Absorb 100% 30 Grass Special


6 Growth –% 40 Grass Status


8 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical


12 Bide –% 40 Normal Physical


15 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass Special


18 Ingrain –% 20 Grass Status


20 Faint Attack 60 –% 20 Dark Physical


24 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Grass Status


28 Giga Drain 75 100% 10 Grass Special


32 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status


35 Synthesis –% 5 Grass Status


39 Clear Smog 50 –% 15 Poison Special


43 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special


45 Rage Powder –% 20 Bug Status


50 Spore 100% 15 Grass Status


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Foongus BW Foongus BW Back
Shiny Foongus BW Shiny Foongus BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
FoongusXY FoongusBackXY
FoongusShinyXY FoongusBackShinyXY

Trivia

  • Foongus is the fourth Pokémon to resemble a Poké Ball, the others being Voltorb, Electrode, and its evolved form Amoonguss. However, unlike the others, it only has a Poké Ball design on it, instead of being in the shape of one.
  • It is the fifth Pokémon that is based on a mushroom, the first four are Paras, Parasect, Shroomish, and Breloom.
  • Like the Voltorb line, Foongus will sometimes show up as an item ball, symbolized as a Poké Ball, in the grass; once interacted with, the "Poké Ball" will attack the player.
  • When a Foongus is mistakenly touched due to its item-like appearance on the screen, it shows a Poké Ball jump up a short length and then come down, causing a small puff of dust.

Origin

Foongus appears to be based on a mushroom and a Poké Ball.

Etymology

Foongus' name may come from fool and fungus. Also, if the names of Foongus and its evolved form, Amoonguss, are put together, it is a pun on the phrase "Fungus among us."

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